Category Archives: Weekly Theater Updates

In Theaters: January 19, 2018

No new Hindi films open in the Chicago area on Friday, January 19, 2018, making way for next weekend’s double feature. MovieMax Cinemas in Niles carries over 1921, and the AMC South Barrington 24 gives a second week to Mukkabaaz. Both theaters hold on to Tiger Zinda Hai for a fifth weekend.

Other Indian and Pakistani movies showing in Chicagoland this weekend:

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Opening January 12: 1921 and Mukkabaaz

Two new Hindi films open in Chicago on January 12, 2018, albeit in very small release. The horror sequel 1921 gets the bigger theatrical footprint, opening in MovieMax Cinemas in Niles and AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington.

Also hitting the South Barrington 24 on Friday is director Anurag Kashyap’s boxing drama Mukkabaaz, which has a runtime of 2 hrs. 25 min.

Tiger Zinda Hai gets a fourth weekend at MovieMax and the South Barrington 24.

Other Indian and Pakistani movies showing in Chicagoland this weekend:

In Theaters: January 5, 2018

With no new Hindi films hitting local screens for at least another week, Tiger Zinda Hai gets a third weekend in seven Chicago area theaters: Regal Round Lake Beach Stadium 18 in Round Lake Beach, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC Dine-In Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, Marcus Addison Cinema in Addison, Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville, and AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodridge.

The big news is the impending release of the English-subtitled Telugu movie Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile, which debuts on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. It’s set to release in sixteen Chicago area theaters — more theaters than carried Baahubali 2! Tickets for Agnyaathavaasi – Prince In Exile are priced from $25-$28 and are now on sale at MovieMax, Rosemont 18, South Barrington 24, Marcus Addison, Cantera 17, AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Kerasotes Showplace Icon in Chicago, Century 12 Evanston in Evanston, Marcus Gurnee Mills Cinema in Gurnee, Century 16 Deer Park in Deer Park, Cinemark Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee, Century Stratford Square in Bloomingdale, Cinemark Tinseltown USA in North Aurora, AMC Showplace Naperville 16 in Naperville, Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge, and New Vision Cinema 8 Lansing in Lansing.

Other Indian and Pakistani movies showing in Chicagoland this weekend:

In Theaters: December 29, 2017

Following a hot start in North America, Tiger Zinda Hai carries over for a second weekend in nine Chicago area theaters: AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Regal Round Lake Beach Stadium 18 in Round Lake Beach, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC Dine-In Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, Marcus Addison Cinema in Addison, Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville, AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodridge, and AMC Loews Crestwood 18 in Crestwood.

Fukrey Returns gets a fourth week at the South Barrington 24.

Other Indian movies showing in Chicagoland this weekend:

Opening December 22: Tiger Zinda Hai

Tiger Zinda Hai — the sequel to 2012’s spy thriller Ek Tha Tiger and the last big Bollywood release of the year — hits Chicago area theaters on December 22, 2017. It’s releasing in 300 theaters across North America.

Tiger Zinda Hai opens on Friday in nine local theaters: AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Regal Round Lake Beach Stadium 18 in Round Lake Beach, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC Dine-In Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, Marcus Addison Cinema in Addison, Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville, AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodridge, and AMC Loews Crestwood 18 in Crestwood. The Marcus Addison wins the award for Earliest Showtime, with its first showing of Tiger Zinda Hai starting at 8:50 a.m.! The film has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 45 min.

Fukrey Returns gets a third week at MovieMax and the South Barrington 24.

Other Indian and Pakistani movies showing in Chicagoland this weekend:

In Theaters: December 15, 2017

Bollywood fans have few options in Chicago area theaters the weekend beginning Friday, December 15, 2017. Fukrey Returns gets a second week at MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville, and AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, which also holds over Firangi and Tumhari Sulu.

If you just can’t wait for next weekend, the following local theaters are selling advanced tickets to Tiger Zinda Hai: MovieMax, South Barrington 24, AMC River East 21 in Chicago, AMC Dine-In Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodridge, and AMC Loews Crestwood 18 in Crestwood.

Other Indian movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend:

Opening December 8: Fukrey Returns

The comedy sequel Fukrey Returns hits Chicago area theaters on December 8, 2017. I didn’t like Fukrey, but Richa Chadda and Ali Fazal are cool, so you never know.

Fukrey Returns opens Friday at MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 11 min.

All three of the above theaters carry over Firangi and Tumhari Sulu. The AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodrige gives an eighth week to Secret Superstar.

Other Indian and Pakistani movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend: